8th February 2019

Achieving more through Training & Development

Co-op Childcare takes home NMT Nursery Training and Development Award 2018 In this blog we ask Babita Saroy, Quality Excellence Manager at Co-op Childcare, on her thoughts around winning the award – and the hard work the whole team put in to get there. We are so thrilled to have secured such a prestigious award,…

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23rd January 2019

Enhancing learning in an indoor environment

Fennies Day Nursery & Preschool in Horley have been crowned the winners of the best Indoor Learning Environment at the 2018 NMT awards in December. Following their amazing win, the team at Fennies told us about what makes their Indoor Environment so outstanding… Inspired Learning Approaches The team at Fennies were recognised for adopting a…

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18th January 2019

Making Tax Digital for Nurseries 

Making tax digital is part of HMRC’s initiative to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. In a nutshell, Making Tax Digital (MTD) requires companies to submit their VAT returns via digital accounts software instead of logging into HMRC and submitting it themselves. The list of accounting software that can…

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21st December 2018

How safe is your data this Christmas?

Previous data breach scandals have proven that companies are more susceptible to hacking over the christmas and new year period. With IT staff off on annual leave, companies are more vulnerable than ever and hackers make the most of the vulnerability and increase their efforts. Here at Connect Childcare we are committed to protecting your…

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17th December 2018

Christmas news roundup

Christmas is the season of giving and this year we have chosen to take part in “Christmas Jumper Day” on Friday 14th December. We will be encouraging all staff to give a small donation to Save The Children. And this year, instead of posting out Christmas cards, we will be donating £200 to Save The…

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15th December 2018

Connect’s Christmas Jumper Day

We proudly supported Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children on Friday 14th December.  Save the Children stand side by side with children in the toughest places to be a child. We do whatever it takes to make sure children survive, get protection when they’re in danger, and have the chance to learn. Because every…

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13th December 2018

An Innovative Approach to Child Nutrition

The Professional Nursery Kitchen was delighted to be chosen as the winner at the Nursery Management Today Awards for Nursery Product / Innovation, being recognised for providing the nursery sector with the most exciting and important product over the past two years. The Professional Nursery Kitchen was created by a group of nurseries who pooled…

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10th December 2018

Adverse Childhood Experiences

In recent months I have heard trauma informed care mentioned at various meetings and events I have attended. Colleagues from health, education, social services, housing, the police and the voluntary sector are all taking about the need for early intervention and prevention. It seems that the word is getting out about the need for all…

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